What is a safe time to put out vegetable plants in central Illinois - Knowledgebase Question

Philo, IL
Question by susanh86
February 10, 2012
Could you please advise what is a safe time to put my vegetable plants out in central Illinois?


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Answer from NGA
February 10, 2012

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The average last frost date in central Illinois is about the middle of April. I'd wait an additional two weeks before planting veggies, just to make sure the ground has had a chance to warm up. You can fudge a little bit by planting the second week of April and then using a floating row cover (such as Remay) over your garden to help protect your new plants from a late frost. Best wishes with your garden this year!

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